Pensacola Waste Pro driver earns $10,000 for safe driving

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MILTON — Waste Pro is proud to award Nick Rivera, a garbage truck driver for the company’s Pensacola Division, with his first $10,000 Safety Award. The coveted award is offered to drivers who go three years without an at-fault accident, injury, or property damage.

Rivera has been with the company since 2018, around the same time it began service in Navarre. He has become well known along his route by his customers, servicing about 650 homes per day.

Nick Rivera, a garbage truck driver for Waste Pro USA’s Pensacola Division, won the company's $10,000 Safety Award. The coveted award is offered to drivers who go three years without an at-fault accident, injury, or property damage.

“Nick has become a shining example of what it is to be a Waste Pro driver, and we’re proud to have him on our team,” said Division Manager Rick Chancey. “He’s even inspired his 13-year-old son to become a Waste Pro driver when he gets older!”

Waste Pro, with revenues projected to exceed $900 million in 2022, serves more than 2 million residential and 100,000 commercial customers from over 80 operating locations. Waste Pro is headquartered in Longwood, and maintains approximately 300 exclusive municipal contracts and franchises.